MuSE (Museum Studies Experience)

MuSE is Newport Art Museum’s career prep program that leverages the museum and its school as an immersive learning laboratory. Participants engage in conversations on contemporary and historic art while developing life skills, leadership abilities, and visual literacy. All high school juniors and seniors in commuting distance are eligible to apply.

In each session, participants will hear from a range of museum professionals, see behind-the-scenes action, and learn about the multitude of ways in which one can be involved in cultural institutions as a career option. Together we will collaborate on exciting projects at the museum, and contribute to actual projects the museum team is working on. Each participant receives a small stipend for their contributions over the semester.

Our approach of school-to-career mentorship promotes lifelong engagement with arts and culture and prepares participants to be the next generation of museum professionals, members, and visitors. Alumni have returned to the Museum as interns and teacher assistants in our camps.

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Interested in signing up for MuSE or other teen programming? Contact our Education department at or call (401) 619-7983. Teens are also welcome to sign up for our classes, which are offered to ages 14 and up.